Providing Opportunities for Women in Energy Careers
Jodi Johnson, Project Coordinator
POWER Careers aims to provide women of all ages a pathway to a high-tech, high-wage, & high-demand career.
- Help contribute to society through providing energy.
- Supply the technician world with in-demand female workers.
- Help students find technician careers that offer a good income and stability for their families.
- Access to female mentors who are ESTEC graduates working in the field.
- Academic and social support, and networking.
- Work experience including internships.
- Professional development opportunities, including conferences.
- Job placement assistance.
- Opportunity to become a mentor to another ESTEC student after graduation.
- Assistance identifying and applying for scholarships!
The National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education Program Recognizes Our Power Careers program
EET prepares students to pursue a career in the installation, operation, adjustment, routine maintenance, inspection, test and repair of power generation equipment. Graduates work in all fields of electrical generation with companies who design, build, operate, and maintain electrical generation systems.
IET students work with equipment that measures the operating parameters of a power plant and communications equipment that monitors facility operations. Graduates will have a fundamental knowledge of energy systems, thermodynamics, electronics and electrical systems.
MET students work with mechanical and rotating equipment such as compressors, pumps, hydraulic equipment, and steam boilers used in the generation of electrical power and within industrial plants. They collaborate with engineers and scientists to design, develop, test, install and maintain power generation machinery, mechanical parts, and other equipment.
The NU( program offers students the opportunity to learn the skills required to work in nuclear power plants. Students learn about electronics, instrumentation, power generation, reactor plant operation, radiation detection and protection, the nuclear industry, and safety protocols.
|Program||Percent Growth||Hourly Median Wage||Annual Median Wage|
|Electrical Engineering Technology||22%||$29.01||$60,330|
|Instrumentation Engineering Technology||18%||$29.01||$60,330|
|Mechanical Engineering Technology||19%||$26.67||$55,474|
|Nuclear Operations Technology||14%||$32.12||$66,810|
POWER Careers is funded with an award from the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program. (Award #15-02015)